Tag Archives: Market

Crowded – Hanoi, Vietnam

11 Aug

Day 191/365, f/3.2, 1/160s, ISO 400, 35mm

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Excellent shot! :)

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Detroit, Michigan

20 Jan

I guess there was some mutual appreciation going on at the market earlier today. I was heading towards the honeycrisp apples when these two ladies stopped me. They asked whether I might pose for a picture. Jackpot, I thought: that must mean I get to take a picture of them too.

Krystal, in the amazing orange dress, is from Detroit and Jennifer, on her right, was in from New York. They were on the job for local bicycle company Shinola.

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Nice shot! :)

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Berlin, Germany

13 Aug

Gendarmenmarkt Bore

This  statue is a true representation of how I felt about the Gendarmenmarkt. This is supposed to be one of the best Christmas markets in Berlin and is the only one to charge a fee for entry. Maybe this fee is what attracts people, “this must be the best you have to pay to get in”, well actually no, I think its by far the worst (or wurst :)  ). There was very little room to maneuver as it was far too crowded and the queues to stalls were huge, it was just terrible.  If anyone is going to the Berlin markets just head to the grounds of Alexanderplatz beneath the TV tower, it is free, there is loads of room and the whole experience is just far more enjoyable*.

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Very nice shot, and thanks for the warning! :)

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Cairns, Australia

21 Jul
It was taken 3 weeks ago in Cairns, Australia, while visiting a market at the lagoon.
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Good shot, nothing like getting right in with the goods! :)

Life on the Streets of Senegal

30 May

From early in the morning until late at night, the streets of Senegal are buzzing with life. At daybreak merchants set up their stands along all major roads, businesses open their doors, people rush to work and kids (the lucky ones) go to school. Not all children have the privilege of going to school. In fact, the image that struck me the most and still haunts me is the hundreds of impoverished young boys I saw scavenging the streets every day. They are apparently being forced into begging (see my next post).

Also disturbing was the poverty everywhere and the amount of garbage lying around.

Driving in Senegal requires constant alertness. There are few traffic lights so you have cars and horse- or donkey-drawn carts trying to join the traffic from all sides (even going in the opposite direction). Despite all the chaos, there are not many collisions.

I could not believe how many people could fit on one bus or truck. People ride on roofs or hold on to open back doors with barely enough room on the bumper. I often saw buses not stopping at a bus stop but rather slowing down for some people to jump off and others to jump on. At the same time, merchants selling water or food would run alongside the bus trying to make a sale. Unbelievable!

The local people are very resourceful and creative. For example, to set up an auto shop, a local mechanic needs a strong tree with a chain hanging from it (to lift a car) and a few tools. Due to the lack of resources they often have to improvise and build their tools and other equipment from whatever is at hand.

I was fascinated by the markets and especially by the fishing market in the port of Mbour. All the markets were bustling with people. There was so much going on in those places that I often did not know where to point my camera.

The markets made for challenging places to photograph due to all the commotion and overwhelming detail (I personally don’t like pictures that look too busy). The natural reaction to an extremely busy place is eagerness to “get it all” which often leads to a busy and confusing image. I found that focusing on individual pieces is a much better approach. This leads to the art of composition. Composing in places like that usually requires concentration and the time-consuming process of elimination. In this fast-moving environment I had to shorten this process to a minimum.

Even when shooting in such a busy foreign place, I didn’t experience any problems with my Fuji X-E1 and the zoom was a huge bonus. Due to the nature of the place I didn’t have enough time to adjust my exposure, therefore I shot RAW exclusively at the markets.

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Amazing shots. If only there was the motivation to end this poverty in the world, we would all benefit too!

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16 Dec

toemail, toes, feet, photography, Taiwan

Great shot!

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Ho, Ghana

15 Aug

Market in Ho. The market is truly a labyrinthine collection of stalls selling anything and everything. People come here to sell their goods once every 5 days.

toemail, toes, feet, photography, Ho, Ghana

Tracy and I with “Craftman.” Craftman (I don’t know his real name) is a fantastic artist and a really friendly guy. Apparently he also owns a pet crocodile. Anyways, when we stopped by his store, he dressed us up for pictures. If you ever are in Ghana, especially in Ho, go visit Craftman. He makes fantastic work!

Wow, talk about taking care of your customers!

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